So what’s next for CBS and CTV’s police drama Flashpoint?
Amid all the amazing season finales last Friday, some of us probably needed two DVRs just to keep up. Flashpoint, the riveting police drama that’s full of tense scenarios with an emotional backdrop, had some modest ratings for its Season 2 finale, Exit Wounds (8.4 million…just behind Numb3rs’ 9.6 million).
Hugh Dillon, who portrays sniper Ed Lane, talks about the finale, the camaraderie of the actors on and off the series, and what it’s like to be the lead singer of a hardcore rock band.
My favorite part of the TV Guide interview is when he mentions how he was able to originally get into his character, a sniper. Dillon says he spent some time with a real police officer, and from that he was able to glean some of what it’s like to be an elite officer, and then apply his own life experiences to make his portrayal of the character real.
So what’s next for this amazing series? We wont know for sure until CBS announces its Fall schedule. Flashpoint may begin in the summer again in case they decide not to air it this fall. Another scenario is the series may stay on Fridays nights, and switch time slots with Numb3rs. Also, the show could be moved to a different night in place of another completed series (Harper’s Island). I think the current slot, Friday nights at 9:00 PM, is a perfect time for the series.
Whatever the network decides to do, the series has staying power and will no doubt continue to wow us in Season 3 with its storytelling and emotion that somehow seems to go together well in this high energy police drama. For now, you can still catch the rebroadcasts on Friday nights at 9:00 PM on CBS.
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